» RedKings Mobile Review
|Android compatibile:||Designed for and Works|
|Apple iOS devices:||None given|
|Games:||Take no prisoners Texas Hold'em|
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RedKings mobile has just launched an Android-friendly version of its popular online poker rooms. This fully Android-compatible app makes use of the latest features of the Android OS to bring players the smoothest mobile poker experience yet.
Make sure to look for the Android app and not the games designed for owners of handsets with lower screen resolutions and also require Java to be installed.
The original RedKings mobile-optimised poker game was a highly simplified version of their PC download software that was launched several years ago and geared toward small screen mobiles as opposed to the newer breed of touch-screen smartphones and tablets. This app is still available to download and has probably not changed much since it was launched, although don’t quote us on that.
Apart from the fact that this is one of the few poker apps for mobile phones without touch screens the size of your head, another great benefit of joining the RedKings poker room is its great value and uncomplicated approach to new player poker bonuses.
Although advertised initially as a choice between $250, $500 or $1000 in free poker money, thankfully you don’t have to dig too deep to understand that you will receive your free chips in increments of $10, $50 or $100.
For most players the best value option will be the so-called $250 incremental bonus for which you will need to deposit $10 and enter the poker bonus code HEARTS250 in order to qualify. For the next 90 days after registering you will receive a $10 freebie for every 120 points you earn. Each $1 contributed to the RedKings rake corresponds to 3.6 points. Therefore, you can earn 120 points by contributing about $33.33. This equates to a bonus clearance requirement of just over three times what you spend on rake contributions.
Play through requirement: 3.3 x
To put this into perspective a little, to earn just one $10 bonus you will need to play an average of about one $5 tournament every three days during the first three months after signing up at this site. They don’t make it easy to get free poker cash these days!
Freerolls: Earning 120 loyalty points will not just get you a $10 bonus it will also entitle you to enter the weekly $100 free roll tournaments held every Sunday. To enter the $50 freeroll tournaments on Wednesday nights you don’t need to have earned any points, just the code free4all. However, to play either of these games you will need to use your PC since tournaments are so far not available through the RedKings mobile app.
Statistics: The RedKings Mobile app gives you access to basic statistics about your poker play to help you improve your game, such as how many hands you folded before the flop etc. Even the newest poker apps for smartphones only sometimes give you access to this data.
Pocket Kings: One feature of RedKings poker that you won’t find anywhere else are the special bonuses awarded occasionally for getting ‘pocket red kings’ (i.e. you are dealt the King of Hearts and King of Diamonds in a game of hold’em). As with the ordinary bonuses these are only awarded in exchange for earning loyalty points.